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Everyday we all read and hear stories about people who have done serious damage to themselves, to their future, or to others online. It’s almost impossible to keep track of these daily horror stories.

This avalanche of negative press we see, are the result of people doing what people have always done, except now it’s being done in front of the entire digital world.

Here at the Institute for Internet Safety, we are working tirelessly to help you safeguard and enhance your online identity.

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In a recent commentary, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg argues for new internet regulation starting in four areas: harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability. He also ...
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google is set to roll out a dashboard-like function in its Chrome browser to offer users more control in fending off tracking cookies, the Wall Street Journal reported on...
As someone who has been married a long time (longer than the Internet has existed), I never experienced the online dating scene. Everyone has their own opinion on the topic, and without getting into...
In the first three months of 2019, some 1.9 billion records were exposed in 1,903 recorded data breaches. That’s equal to nearly 40% of the 5 billion records exposed in all of 2018 and is about ...
Do you love sharing photos with your family and friends online? It turns out, you might be sharing a lot more personal information than you think. Consumer Reports reveals how the photos you post ...
The groups sent a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission Thursday, demanding the FTC investigate Amazon for violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. "This could be very sensitive ...
They explain: “For instance, when you clear all of your cookies, you’re logged out of all sites and your online preferences are reset ... win from a security perspective – as well as the privacy ...
Polygon has published a story exploring potential privacy concerns surrounding data collection both ... especially as both games and players become more and more connected online.
In the first three months of 2019, some 1.9 billion records were exposed in 1,903 recorded data breaches. That's equal to nearly 40% of the 5 billion records exposed in all of 2018 and is about 29...
Study finds Wi-Fi location affects online privacy behavior  Phys.OrgDoes sitting in a coffee shop versus at home influence a person's willingness to disclose private information online?...

Featured News Stories

At Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Me., admissions officers are still talking about the high school senior who attended a campus information session last year for prospective students. Throughout...
It's junior year and Ellie Likos is ready to start the college process. The first step: changing her name on Facebook. Since the explosion of social media just a few years ago, colleges across...
Facebook Will No Longer Protect Teens From Their Own Bad Judgment - Forbes
On Wednesday, Facebook announced a present for its teen users: the gift of greater publicity. Moving forward, Facebook’s many under-18 users will be able to kick their privacy to the curb just as...
Opinion Should parents be criminally liable for kids' cyberbullying - CNN.com
Two girls in Florida, 14 and 12, have been arrested and charged with aggravated stalking -- cyberbullying. They allegedly tormented a 12-year-old girl named Rebecca so relentlessly that last month...
The selfie syndrome Why teens use social media for validation and how parents can counteract it - TODAY.com
Young celebrities do it. So why are we surprised when a typical teen Instagram post goes something like this: Teen (girl or boy) posts a cool/pretty/pouty selfie. What follows is a watch to see how...
They share, like, everything. How they feel about a song, their maths homework, life (it sucks). Where they'll be next; who they're with now. Photos, of themselves and others, doing stuff they quite...